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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Louisiana on
Q: I completed a drug court program in Terrebonne Parish in 2016 for felony in 2013 - when can I get expungement?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 12, 2019

If your probation is over, all your fines and supervision fees have been paid you can get it expunged now. Even if your probation isn"t over, if all the supervision fees have been paid, you can get your probation terminated now and get it expunged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: I found someone who had overdosed and called 911. I was arrested for drugs and there were no drugs found is this legal.

I found a friend od. I called 911 police and emt arrived. They searched house but there were no drugs. They searched my purse and I had bc powder in a bottle of tylenol. And was arrested charged with possession n man. Of herion. They tested it for cocaine but refused to test for her. I had to spend... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 10, 2019

Jeez good deed really punished you. A criminal attorney should be able to wrap this up.

Q: Does what the attorney general said recently count as a general threat to public safety and if so can anything be done?

Bar said something along the lines of that people who don’t “support and respect” the cops “might find themselves without the police protection they need.” This was all framed in a context of political decent.

For our attorney general to say that feels like a threat especially... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 6, 2019

What the Attorney General said was both inappropriate and highly improper, in my opinion. What you can do is make your voice heard in the ballot box next November at the next presidential election by choosing a candidate who will not keep this particular attorney general in his position. The only... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: The attorney stated that I plead guilty. But I did not plead guilty .

California Penal Code section 15 says that unless 1. Death or 2. Imprisonment or 3. Fine or 4. Removal from Office or 5. Disqualification to hold office is annexed upon conviction, there is no felony of misdemeanor.

Kevin Christopher Murphy
Kevin Christopher Murphy answered on Dec 3, 2019

Your question does not make sense and you've indicated that you're represented by an attorney so no other lawyers can ethically provide legal advice absent your legal counsel's authorization/presence. Talk to your attorney and get him to provide answers in writing if you feel you're not being fully... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Do Probable cause affidavit have to be filed with the Clerk of court.

I was arrested and jailed The next day I received a visit from the P.D. office and was given the P.C. Affidavit. Three months later while still jailed I received in the mail that I was given a new P.D. I REQUIRED the newly appointed P.D. To send me a copy of the states discovery. After reception of... Read more »

Justin Gary Hausler
Justin Gary Hausler answered on Dec 2, 2019

Good afternoon, I'd like to try to answer a question, but I didn't see one here. Can you be more specific as to what type of helping you seek?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Virginia on
Q: Does BOD have authority to apply surplus from a special assessment to LTR?

I'm on a very small HOA BOD. We recently collected a special assessment to fix a washed out culvert. We collected a special assessment based on an estimate we had received from a local contractor. We were able to repair the culvert for less with another contractor.

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Nov 25, 2019

The answer may be in your bylaws. Read them or retain a lawyer to read them.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: How to get my CDLs back after lifetime suspension due to no insurance on my car
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 23, 2019

It is difficult to provide you with an accurate answer, more details about your case are certainly needed. It is in your best interest to contact an attorney who will, at minimum, review your case and provide counsel on what your next steps and options are.

We are glad to assist you. I...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Consumer Law for New Mexico on
Q: help with mutual domestic company billing practices and cut offs.

las cruces new mexico mutual domestic water (moongate water company

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 21, 2019

Your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could look into whether the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission might be able to offer guidance. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law on
Q: Can I adjourn my first hearing over the phone victoria
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 17, 2019

I can't speak for criminal court procedures, but your question bridges two categories, civil and criminal. For civil matters, depending on the jurisdiction, some clerks and case managers grant adjournments over the phone. I've been granted adjournments over the phone. Some courts will not; they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Lemon Law for Kentucky on
Q: If someone has a warrant in one state can you sit your time out in a different state on a class c missdamenor

If you have a warrant in the state of Texas for a class c missdamenor Theft under 100$ can you sit your time out in the state of Kentucky if u don't live in Texas no more

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 16, 2019

Not unless you have a lawyer arrange that for you down in Texas so it runs concurrent with Kentucky time.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: disabilities act ignored in request to withdraw a document signed while intoxicate, I'm an alcoholic/have medical docum

I have been diagnosed with mental health and alcoholism, I signed and notarized a document coerced, manipulated and pressured by my wife. while I sent it to her, without my lawyers approval or review, I trusted my wife, again, I know, so she used me and manipulated me, she knows how very well.... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Nov 15, 2019

First the Good news: Everything you said about chronic alcoholics often being unable to think clearly, or understand what they are doing, or why they are doing it, or understand the effect of what they did, or understand what they should or should not be doing, etc. is 100% correct. And most books... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: In the state of CA are immediate family members allowed to work for the same police force and day?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 14, 2019

more info needed.

not sure it would be so much of a law, but rather a policy issue of a county.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: Same thing, sorry needed to say one more thing

After the UA, I was ordered to enroll in a program I'd have to attend twice weekly, in addition to 2 NA meetings/wk. I was able to find a nearby NA group, which I've been attending. But the other program is 25 miles away from me, I no longer drive b/c of my illness, & the nearest bus-stop is 9... Read more »

Paul Looney
Paul Looney answered on Nov 14, 2019

You are clearly willing to work on your drug issue. It appears you are a Probation officer's most challenging case: a probationer in need of help who is trying to get the help, who cannot because of money! You can tell your PO that "back sliding" is the most prevalent issue facing people who are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: My house and garage were broken in my car and belongs stolen. The criminals got hold of the title and by fraudulent mean

My house and garage were broken in my car and belongs stolen. The criminals got hold of the title and by means of fraud and forgery (they falsified my signature) were able to switch over the title to somebody else. Not only was my signatures falsified but the title itself was not up to BMV... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 11, 2019

No, you’re not going to have a good case against the BMV. It’s a government agency which means it has qualified immunity. That basically boils down to you cannot sue then over mistakes only affirmative conduct. So unless they were in on the scam, you’re going to have to go after the thieves... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Washington DC on
Q: Is there guidance on relying on citing caselaw that is current but that is now on appeal?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 8, 2019

I cite such cases and denote that they are on appeal. Opposing counsel is likely to know the disposition of any of the cases you contemplate using anyway; take that as a given. It's best to be forthright. Not mentioning a case's status as being on appeal is not likely to fool anyone, and if it does... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Education Law for Kansas on
Q: What are the implications of administrators in regards to public access?

I am taking a class in public school law.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 6, 2019

A place to start might be to look into the Americans with Disabilities Act and related state legislation, and possibly how building codes and fire & public safety codes address these issues. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Can a lawyer's diploma from Venezuela in the United States be recognized?

The Man has a Full Lwyer Diploma from Venezuela and live in Orlando as Asyl Resident can he do everything to get a recognized of his diploma in US?

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Nov 4, 2019

Venezuela's laws are not US laws. Lawyer's diploma is not pre-requisite for lawyers' qualification.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: Can you be charged with drug possession if you commit suicide
Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Nov 1, 2019


Any person who in good faith seeks medical assistance for a person experiencing or believed to be experiencing a drug overdose shall not be arrested, charged, or prosecuted for a drug violation if the evidence for the arrest, charge, or prosecution of such drug violation resulted...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Hi, EDD has assessed an overpayment and sent me Notice of Overpayment. Will they press criminal charges against me?

Will they charge me with fraud if I agree to pay the overpayment?

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Oct 30, 2019

It is not likely that criminal charges would be brought if you agree to repay the money. Nonetheless, because criminal charges are possible it would be wise to consult with a criminal defense attorney before approaching the EDD. Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: If I am 17 and have a boyfriend who is 19, is it illegal for us to date in the state of California?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 29, 2019

It is not illegal to date just because you are under 18. However, if you and your boyfriend have a sexual relationship, he could be charged with statutory rape because you are under the age of consent. The law says a female under the age of 18 is incapable of consenting to sex, so be safe and... Read more »

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